United Nations adopt resolution to cut off terrorist financing

February 12, 2015 10:00 PM

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UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at cutting off financial support to Islamic State and other Al-Qaeda-linked terror outfits through illicit activities like raising funds through oil smuggling, trading in antiquities and kidnapping for ransom.

The 15-nation Council adopted the Russian-drafted resolution, which provides for a range of tools, including sanctions and other binding measures, to degrade the terrorist organisations' ability to carry out brutal attacks.

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